This tranquil location on the eastern tip of Anglesey
has been a place of prayer and contemplation for 1,400 years. St Seiriol
is believed to have founded his monastery in the 6th Century AD.
Pilgrims from medieval times to the present day have visited this
beautiful location to take the "healing waters" of St Seiriol's Well.
The path to the well house leads past the rather overgrown monastic
fishpond, popular with a family of moorhens, to an ancient grove. The
Well springs from below a limestone outcrop and is housed within a
roofed chamber. The chamber is dated from the early 18th Century but the
stone seats in the open antechamber may be earlier. The well has long
been associated with healing qualities and there are remains of an
ancient dwelling located next to the well. Historians however doubt this
structure would have been Seiriol's 6th Century hermitage ....... but
what do they know? Whether the Holy Well has healing properties or not
Penmon is a lovely place to visit and the setting of St Seiriol's Well
alone is enough to lift anybodies spirits.
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